Steve Reich (1936-), Six Marimbas (1986), arranged for gamelan (Iwan Gunawan)
Music is a means of rapid transportation.
—John Cage (1912-1992)
my back pages
Years ago, at the University of Chicago Law School, I took classes from the late Antonin Scalia. He was one of the first professors I encountered, as I had him for Contracts, a first-year staple. Two-word review: Very funny.
“Homegoing” (AKA “When You Hear of My Home Going”)
Victoria Hawkins, c. 1960
Lucinda Greene, live, Grand Prairie, Tx. (St. John Baptist Church), 2013
Africa Express, “Terry Riley’s In C Mali,” live, London (Tate Modern), 2014
I wouldn’t try to capture it
on the page, or in a blog, the inauspicious
leavings of a day. Closer to dream
than the hum of streets, and people
who once walked along them.
—John Ashbery (1927-), “Gravy for the Prisoners,” excerpt (Breezeway, 2015)